January 16 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
February, Armed Neutrality of the North alliance formed between Denmark, Sweden, and
May 12 - American Revolutionary War: Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
August 16 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden - The British defeat the
Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
October 2 - American Revolutionary War: British spy John Andre is hanged by American
Britain attacks the United Provinces before it can join the Neutral Alliance, because of its
support for the American uprising.
First Epsom Derby horse race run at Epsom Downs, Surrey, England.
ascends to the throne of Japan.
November 29 - Maria Theresa
of Austria dies and her Habsburg dominions pass to her
ambitious son, Joseph II
, who has already been Holy Roman Emperor since 1765.Births
March 10 - Lena van den Houten
June 1 - Carl von Clausewitz
, German strategist.
August 1 - Francis Scott Key
,American lawyer and poet, famous as the author of the
"Star Spangled Banner".
September 5 - Maarten Leenderts van den Houten
October 9 - Dingenis (Dingenus) (Dignus) van den Ouden
November 19 - Jan van den Houten
December 27 - Maria van den Houten
June 6 - Tannetje Oosterling
December 9 - Henricus van den Houten
December 31 - Marinus van den Houten
, British cleric & writer.
November 28 - Jan van den Houten
November 29 - Maria Theresia
, archduchess of Austria, Queen of Bohemia and Hungary.To my Homepage